First Ark


Meet the Team

Meet the Team

All the members of our leadership team are pretty amazing! They make it possible for everyone who works at First Ark to change lives, generate social value and make a difference in everything we do. They have fantastic ideas and insight into the things which will make a real difference to people’s lives and the courage to empower the Group to transform those ideas into a reality.

Leadership at First Ark

Leadership for the Group is provided by a non-executive Board and an Executive Directors Team who oversee our strategic performance and its direction for all areas of our Group.

First Ark Board

The role of the Board is to provide leadership to the First Ark Group, set the Group’s strategic direction and hold the Group CEO to account for the delivery of its objectives.

All our Board members share the same commitment to creating sustainable solutions that make a difference to local communities and the people who live and work in them.

Our First Ark Group board members are:

  • Philip Raw FRICS, FBEng – Group Board Chair

  • Tracey Johnson – Group Board Vice Chair

  • Steve Agger

  • John Bowker

  • Kevin Brady

  • Anthony Deakin

  • Mark Dunford

  • Léann Hearne

  • Phil Pemberton
  • John Ray

  • Nicola Waterworth

Executive Directors Team

There are five members of our Executive Directors Team and they are responsible for the high level decision making and planning across the Group and ensuring that it reflects the needs of our customers, stakeholders and funders both now and in the future. As a group they are passionate about the people who live and work in our communities and creating opportunities for them. 

The members of the Executive Directors Team also think creatively and are keen to share the Group’s pioneering ideas and inventions. There’s lots of information on the site about the individual members of the group and how you can invite them to speak at events or approach with a media opportunity – you’ll be guaranteed a different view and masses of enthusiasm.